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Greatest Novel of All-Time

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I think Kitteridge is a novel, I think Winesburg, OH is a novel and I think A Visit From the Goon Squad is a novel.

    I KNOW, however, that The Things They Carried, is a novel.

    I'm all kinds of excited to read Diaz's new one.
  2. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    I think Winesburg, OH is a novel.

    I think Things They Carried is, too.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    The Naked and the Dead, Catcher in the Rye, On the Road, , Mockingbird, Handmaid's Tale .....

    How about The Bonfire of The Vanities?
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Is "This Boy's Life" a novel?
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Huh. Ok. Maybe it's generational.

    Or all that metafictional experimentation in the 60s is finally paying off and our notions of what's what are more plastic.

    Not a single expression of love so far for "Old Man and the Sea"?

  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Given what we know about the Wolff family, and Geoff's "Duke of Deception," maybe we call it a roman a clef.
  7. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    The Old Man and the Sea is the tightest great novel ever written.

    But it still comes in third behind Sun Also Rises and Farewell to Arms in the Hemingway canon.
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    It's got to be in the running for postwar champeen.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Cannery Row.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Even Winerip namechecks 'Mockingbird' for postwar favorite in that link.

    Where's Roth? Where's Bellow? Gaddis? Gass? Barth?
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I did that all the time, then would find myself reading the book after the assignment was done. Hell, I could participate in lengthy debates on some of those books without even having purchased it.
  12. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

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